Cotswold Water Park
Family-friendly walks in and around Cirencester: The Cotswold Water Park
There are many great circular walks around the Cotswold Water Park, varying in distances from 2km.
Most routes are well marked with Public Rights of Way signage and are well maintained by the local councils and the CWPT ranger team.
The following six circular walks (as recommended by The Gateway Cafe and Information Centre) will give you plenty of choice and opportunity to explore the area, and to experience the huge variety of landscapes, from winding river trails, canal tow paths, vast lakes, woodland walks, and flower-rich meadows.
A gentle and varied walk, starting at the Gateway Centre, with options for a 1.6km / 5km / 7.3km walk
From the Gateway Centre to the pretty village of South Cerney (5.5km)
All the Water Park landscapes in one walk, starting at Neigh Bridge Country Park (5.8km / 7km)
All of the car parks are now open.
We ask that visitors utilise the ‘Covid-free’ RingGo card payment option at all our sites (location code 4848), to avoid the need to touch parking machines – we recommend downloading the RingGo app in advance of your visit. Cotswold Water Park Trust members park for free, so if you are a regular visitor then we would encourage you to join us here: www.waterpark.org/cotswold-water-park-trust-membership
We would also like to remind all visitors that maintenance of sites is extremely challenging at this time, so please help us by adhering to government guidelines, keeping dogs on a lead, and taking your litter and dog waste home with you.